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Daniel Weinstein

Daniel Weinstein

About Daniel Weinstein

Daniel Weinstein has broad experience in the mining sector, leading mining-related transactions for over US$22 billion in recent years, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, farms-in, engineering and construction contracts, and procurement agreements, with experience in mining across five continents.
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Additionally, he has led exploration ventures over 2+ million hectares of mining claims, representing both junior and major companies. Furthermore, in the last years, he has advised projects under construction in Chile and abroad worth over US$19 billion, ensuring the delivery of vital infrastructure for mining and desalination.
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Daniel joined Urzua Abogados in 2022 after a successful career of nine years  (2004 – 2013) in renowned law firms in Chile and abroad, followed by another nine years leading the legal departments of prestigious companies, as Head of Legal for Chile and Peru at SNC-Lavalin (2013 – 2014); General Counsel at Quantum Pacific Exploration (2014 – 2017); and finally, as Legal Manager of BHP  (2017 – 2021). At BHP, he led the legal teams responsible for Exploration globally, for the Projects and Commercial areas of the Minerals Americas division, and for the Potash business unit.
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Daniel has been a director of mining companies and, since 2022, he is a member of the Expert Panel of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Mining Chamber of Chile.
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He is a frequent speaker at national and international seminars and post-graduate courses on the legal aspects of mining. He is a recurrent interviewee and columnist in national and international mass circulation and specialized media. He is part of the leadership of mining and construction trade associations and, additionally, he regularly advices governmental entities and trade associations on mining-related matters.
Practice
  • Mining.
  • Contracts, Procurement, and Supply Chain.
  • Engineering and Construction.
  • Projects.
  • Complex negotiations.
Education
  • Advanced Management Program (AMP), ESE Business School (2019).
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Chicago (2010).
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude, 2001).
Admissions
  • Chile.
Languages
  • Spanish.
  • English.

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